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Router bit cabinet

Without them your router is an expensive paperweight, so protect...

Raised panel doors

There is more than one way to build this common...

Build a Message Board

This handy chalkboard will help to ensure that important messages...

Bench Top Drill Press

A bench top drill press is an excellent choice for...

Hot Melt Glue Guns

If you need an extra hand in the shop for...

Routing Bits, Jigs and Accessories

When you buy a router, you are investing in one...

Jointing & Surfacing

Milling wide long stock on a six or eight inch...

Cedar garden bench

This garden bench will make a wonderful place to relax...

Milling Table

Use this jig to mill boards too wide to run...

Router & Bit Care

Keep your router and bits clean to avoid the problems...

Tool Storage Bags

When you need to do an installation or a repair...

Ultimate Router Fence

Build this rock solid fence to handle any routing task...

Childhood Memory Box

Children love playing with messy, gooey things and adults love...

Rabbets, Dados and Grooves

Rabbets, dados and grooves are basic forms of joinery found...

Dollhouse

Making a dollhouse is much like building a conventional house...

Mortise and Tenon (with the router)

Mortise and Tenon joinery is both attractive and structurally solid....

Powered Face Shield Respirators

For maximum eye and lung protection nothing beats a powered...

Oriental Style Display Stand

This Oriental style stand looks just as good displaying your...

Rail and Stile Doors

There are two things that woodworkers build a lot of:...

Pneumatic Sanders

Pneumatic sanders have been used in industry and commercial shops...

Maple Knife Block

This handy knife block keeps your knives organized, sharp and...

Pneumatic nailers

Driving nails with a hammer has its time and place....

Dovetail Jigs

Dovetails are the hallmark of finely crafted furniture; they are...

Routing Basics – Part 6: Specialty Bits

For jobs that are a bit out of the ordinary,...

Compressors

From framing a wall, to using tiny headless pins on...

Tangrams

There is nothing like a simple puzzle to occupy a...

Arts & Crafts style quilt rack

What could be more comfortable than curling up on a...

Recycle Centre

With stories about landfill sites nearing capacity appearing regularly in...

Routing Basics – Part 5: Joinery Bits

Without a bit, the router is just a fancy paperweight;...

Versatile Hand Tool Display

Some tools are best kept tucked away – they work,...

Routing Basics – Part 4: Edge Profiling Bits

While square edges on furniture projects are commonplace, they don’t...

Woodshopasaurus Rex

As daylight grows shorter at this time of the year,...

Patterns, Templates & Jigs

If you are looking to make your woodworking easier, faster and...

Routing Basics – Part 3: Straight Bits

The ability to quickly change the bit in a router...

Wine Rack with Serving Tray

This simple to build wine rack will store up to...

Routing Basics – Part 2: The Router

The router is one of the few tools that comes...

Tiny toy box

Here is a great little project for you and the...

Step Stool

Get a step up on things with this handy little...

Spokeshave

This is an easy and enjoyable project to make and...

Routing Basics – Part 1

Perhaps no more than forty or fifty years ago, grooving,...

Shaker Wall Clock

This Shaker wall clock is based on a series of...

Hand Saws – Shop Essentials

Specific saws are designed to excel at specific cuts and...

Router Work Station

Without a doubt, the router is one of the most...

Cedar Potting Bench

Make gardening easier with this easy-to-build weekend...

Housing for the Birds

Make one or more of these simple bird houses for...

Hand tool cabinet

This tool cabinet is a practical, attractive way to store...

Krenov Style Hand Plane

This Krenov style plane, named after James Krenov, is quite...

Arts & Crafts Hat and Coat Shelf

This hat and coat shelf has clean lines and ample...

Tool tote

This classic wooden tool tote is a great way to...

Skateboard Deck

Here's a chance to try something a little different. No...

Layout Squares

You won’t realize how useful these squares can be around...

Kitchen Island Table

This kitchen island has been designed for smaller kitchens. Depending...

Chalkboard

Kids love chalkboards, and the bigger the better. Whether it's...

Easy Shelf

This shelf, once installed, shows no visible signs of support,...

Display Case

Everybody has something that means a great deal to them,...

Room divider

This screen is an ideal solution for dividing a large...

Hidden compartment bookshelf

Finding a bookshelf to store your treasured collection of books...

Blanket chest

Here is a project that will give you a place...

Slate top coffee table

The rough texture of slate, combined with the smooth polished...

Arts & Crafts style mailbox

With the renovations for our house nearing completion, we felt...

Library table

This library table, based on a Gustav Stickley design, is...

Display cart

This is a great cart to display anything from produce,...

Chimney cupboard

Chimney cupboards have been with us for hundreds of years....

Power tool maintenance

Power tools face damaging heat and mechanical stress every time...

Switch box

Anything that makes your time spent in the shop safer...

Bedside box

Here is a simple, stylish box that will allow you...

Shop safety

When planning a new shop (or upgrading your current shop)...

Walking-stick stand

Walking sticks and umbrellas are handy to have near your...

Electrical loads

Before wiring your shop, a little background on the nature...

Heating your shop

There are a few things to consider when heating a...

Shop lighting

While it is possible to work safely in a cold...

Tea box

I make a variety of different boxes, each with their...
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